Monthly Archives: October 2012

7th Anniversary Date

Cebu Pacific Seat Sale

Cebu Pacific Seat Sale

I was about to sleep but I decided to check my Facebook first before turning in. This was the first thing I saw. So, I spent the next hour trying to book a flight for the boyfriend. I don’t have a credit card and I still owe my mom and sister my flight back home for December so I was panicking not knowing how I can book. Fortunately, the airline had an over-the-counter payment option. As soon as I decided on the dates, I just guessed boyfriend’s passport number and proceeded with the reservation. I sent him a message after that he should pay the fare at the bank the following morning.

It’s a crazy seat sale. Cebu Pacific can be cunning at times but you can easily forgive them for their super dooper cheap fares and I couldn’t just let it pass. Here’s why…

Itinerary

Itinerary

The base fare is just P1 for one way. I just hate the fuel surcharge but, of course, I couldn’t really complain. It’s still pending and I’m hoping that I would be receiving the confirmed itinerary tomorrow. Yay! He’s bound for Jakarta but we are still deciding whether we will stay in Jakarta then visit Bandung or go back to Bali. I could also bring him to Yogyakarta to see Borobudur and Prambanan. It’s still a long way to go but I can’t help but feel excited. It’s going to be another awesome anniversary! This time, we’ll make sure he won’t get offloaded. Documents will definitely be ready for this. Ay-yay-yay!

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Preps for Trick or Treat

Treats for Halloween

Treats for Halloween

I just bought goodies today for our school’s Trick or Treat on Wednesday. I am so poor lately hence the few goodies this year compared to last year.Β  It’s kinda difficult to think of treats which are not too sweet for the kids. Can’t we just let them take sweets once a year?! Oh well. Will start making individual packs tomorrow.

Candy Class 2012

Candy Class 2012

This was last year’s Candy Class. Aren’t they adorable? Already getting excited to see my class on Wednesday! Will post again soon. πŸ™‚

 

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Happy Eid!

Jurassic machine

Jurassic machine

This was what I’ve been using for a week in making worksheets. I do use this regularly for printing since I don’t really have a choice but I try to avoid it for other purposes. It’s the only computer and printer for teachers in our school. Crazy? I know!Β  Since my laptop’s charger finally gave up, I couldn’t use it so I have to endure the pain of working using the Jurassic machine. It takes about 10 minutes just to download one picture and about an hour to print 10 pages. I think I have developed extreme patience because of this. LOL.

After a week of sacrifice, Pink is alive! I finally decided not to buy a new laptop. I chose to buy a universal charger, headphones/microphone, and an external hard drive. I thought it would be best to save my files first before my computer completely dies on me. I couldn’t bear to spend for a new laptop or I’ll go hungry for a month. Spent a little over 1,000,000 IDR for all these recent purchases. I have money to spare for a new phone! I was seriously tempted…but I chose not to. Saving up for the holidays!

Recent purchases

Recent purchases

Haay! Korean dramas are lined-up. Drama marathon for the long weekend is so on! First on the list: Arang and the Magistrate. Teehee! I had a week of sacrifice so I have the right enjoy my own version of the Eid. Enjoy the long weekend, everyone! Happy Eid to all our Muslim brothers and sisters! πŸ™‚

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Saying Goodbye

She had long, shiny brown hair. She was sweet and very timid but she enjoyed being outdoors. Her name was Aiby. She was a long-haired Daschund. She came to our home so that Marga, our yellow Labrador, wouldn’t feel lonely whenever we go to work or school.

When Marga passed on, we experienced so much grief and so we tried our best to take back home one of Marga’s grandpuppies. Then Dia came. Aiby became her aunt. While Dia would jump around me wanting to play, Aiby would come quietly and lie down in front of me just waiting to be scratched. Like most dogs, she’s always eager to greet us when we get home but she was also there to bid us goodbye each time we go out of the house.

We are no strangers to death, both of my grandfathers died as I was growing up. One of them I was very close to.Β Only people with pets would understand the grief we are experiencing now but the death of a pet hurts as much as the death of a family member.

I know she died peacefully but it hurts so much not being able to see her one more time before she passed on. I wasn’t able to say goodbye. She won’t be there to greet me when I go home this December. I won’t be smiling as she comes towards me wiggling because her legs can only make tiny steps. I won’t be laughing at her “lowered” body.

 

Aiby (October 23, 2012)

Aiby (October 23, 2012)

This is my way of saying goodbye to you, Aiby. Thanks for being Dia’s super aunt. Thanks for giving me and my family so much joy. I kinda hate you for leaving nothing but memories. A baby Aiby would have been a nice remembrance. I know you’re in dog heaven already. I’ll miss you so much. Send my hellos to the rest of the wolfgang. ❀

 

 

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Thank God for Smartphones

I’m on the verge of going crazy from lack of my daily dose of Korean drama fix. But thanks to the people who invented smartphones, I get to enjoy videos from Youtube through my cellphone. I’m the type of person who doesn’t care much about cellphones as I’m lazy typing messages. I hate how text messages can’t really have the feeling I want to express..especially when I’m mad. Now, since my laptop is useless, I’m extremely grateful to my cellphone. I am even getting the hang of writing new entries through my Blackberry. πŸ™‚

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When Technology Fails

I am seriously suffering! Charger is no longer working so I cannot use my laptop. Faith’s episode 20 is already out and I can’t watch it. I tried it in my Blackberry but it doesn’t support Flash Player 10.1. I am trying to satisfy my boredom watching videos in Youtube but subtitles are already very small and difficult to read. I also tried opening my blog through my Blackberry but it is lagging and hanging. You wouldn’t believe how long I tried composing just one sentence. It took me about 10-15 minutes! So, here I am making an entry using the “Compose Text Message” and will try to copy and paste it on my blog. What pisses me off most is that my A/C isn’t turning on and that I have to try sleeping with the noise of the small electric fan standing above my head! I just hope I can sleep soon. Now, I just have to endure three things: 1. Use the “Jurassic” computer in school to work on my files; 2. Use this phone to be able to surf the internet; and 3. Try to sleep with the annoying clicking sound of the electric fan. If there’s one thing I’m thankful for these technological failures, it’s giving me time to enjoy the books I bought on sale. Hay! Reminder to self: “Sabar, dong.” (Sabar is Indonesian for patience.)

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This Korean Depression

TWO THINGS…

Big Bang Alive Tour

Big Bang Alive Tour

Sold like hotcakes. Learned about it too late that it was sold out as I checked on it. It was a two-day concert and I never got the chance. πŸ˜₯

 

Lee Min Ho for Bench

Lee Min Ho for Bench

Free invites by just buying P500-1,500 worth of Bench products! CRAZEEEEH! Yes, crazily cheap! The catch: Cannot go home on that date! Why can’t it be on December?! Why does it have to be November?! Why not wait of me, oppa?! Waaaaaaaah!

I don’t know how I can get over this.

Oh how can I get myself to be hired in Korea?!

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Of Apples And Chalkdust

Teacher's Day 2012

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.Β  ~Karl Menninger

For these little children who call me “Peacher Beya”, what I teach in the classroom matters less than the comfort of kiss and hug for every tear because of a bump or when mommy is nowhere to be found. From the simple things they were able to accomplish to every small word uttered give me fulfillment knowing I taught them that. The joys of being a teacher is so immense, I could never think of any other job which can give me the same.

Cards

What other profession gets you this much cards in a day?

To all teachers out there, happy teacher’s day! ^_^

I don’t use chalk anymore, though. :p

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Indonesia in the Blink of an Eye

Want to see all of Indonesia but got money issues? Worry no more! All you need is TMII.

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah has it all for you. I got to travel around Indonesia in the blink of an eye. Check out the places I visited. :p

West Sumatra

West Sumatra

North Sumatra

North Sumatra

West Kalimantan

West Kalimantan

West Sulawesi

West Sulawesi

North Sulawesi

North Sulawesi

Gorontalo,  North Sulawesi

Gorontalo, North Sulawesi

Papua

Papua

Riau Islands

Riau Islands

Bali

Bali

Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta

I am not sure if this ship is the Pinisi or the traditional Indonesian sailing ship. If it is, then this is from South Sulawesi.

We also got to take a rest on some shady parts near the “army” museum.

If going around Taman Mini is too hot for you, there is the Snow Bay to cool off. There are also lots of museum around which you might want to try.

They have a fauna and flora areas and we got to visit the freshwater fishes and the insect museum.

Fishy

Fishy!

Bugs and Butterflies

Bugs and Butterflies

There are three cable line rides available. You get the bird’s-eye view of Indonesia.

Cable Ride

Cable Ride

Taman Mini is like a Nayong Pilipino, waterpark, zoo, botanical garden, museum, and picnic area all rolled in one. The best thing is the price. Entrance fee in TMII is only 9,000 IDR per person and 10,000 IDR for your car. Entrance fee for museums is 5,000 IDR (I think. The one we tried costs 5,000 IDR). The cable ride is 25,000 IDR. The big balloon (not sure if it is a hot-air balloon)-ride is 120,000 IDR.

It was just so big we couldn’t see all in one day. Hopefully, I can visit again soon. πŸ™‚

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Life Is Just Beginning

…for Ate Lanie. She just turned 40 last September 29 and we had a 3-day celebration.

She planned to treat everyone at work last Friday since her actual birthday was Saturday. But here in Indonesia, they believed that one cannot celebrate his/her birthday in advance as it brings bad luck. However, our other friends, Kuya Arie and Kuya Gustaf, will be busy the following day, so we just had an “ordinary” dinner at home that Friday night. Of course, regardless of their belief, we still think that that night was her advance birthday dinner. Great food that night, but since most Indonesians don’t really drink, we just had a few bottles of San Mig Light and Mix Max (plus Smirnoff and Jack Daniels). Teehee. San Mig Light suddenly became too bitter for me (or maybe because it wasn’t cold enough) but I enjoyed the Blueberry flavor of Mix Max.

We didn’t have Magic Sing karaoke so we just had Youtube. So, Kuya Arie decided he needed to buy one when he visits the Philippines this December.

Happy Birthday, Ate Lanie!

Happy Birthday, Ate Lanie!

Happy Birthday, Ate Lanie!

Happy Birthday, Ate Lanie!

We ended at around 11pm. What she didn’t know was that there’s another surprise waiting for her the following morning. Ms. Tammy, Ms, Yuke, and I planned a wake-up greeting for her on her actual birthday.

Surprise!

Surprise!

It didn’t end there as we planned for a Taman Mini trip the following day!

 

*Tagalog dictionary πŸ™‚

Ate /a-te/ – older sister

Kuya /koo-yah/ – older brother

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